National Center for Teacher Professional Development is a
Legal Entity of Public Law under the Ministry of Education with the aim to
improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools through implementation
of teachers' professional knowledge and high performance standards and
improvement of the status of the teaching profession.
The Center carries out its activities in three priority
- Ensure the development and implementation of
- Support the development and implementation of
continuous professional development and career advancement system;
- Plan and implement the target projects determined by
the National Education Policy and the Center strategy.
Teacher Professional Development Center's mission is to
provide conditions for the continuous professional development of teachers. To
this end, the Center participates in the policy-making process for Teachers
Professional Development, ensures the development and implementation of teacher
professional standards and ethical norms, carries out teacher professional
development programs and promotes the introduction of teachers' professional
development activities and open development system.
of the Center activities
decisions - decisions are made based on the survey data and
improvement and dialogue - the Center is focused on constant development of its
activities, thus it regularly receives feedback and is involved in dialogue
decentralization - the National Strategy of Education includes
decentralization of services. Pursuant to this policy, the Center, to the
possible extent, contributes to formation of the environment, in which teachers'
professional development and efficient delivery of services will be provided through
mobilizing and strengthening of the school, stakeholders, institutions and
of modern and innovative approaches to teaching/learning and professional
development - one of the main priorities of the Center is to promote the
implementation and dissemination of modern teaching and learning approaches.
and transparency - the Center takes responsibility for the intended outcomes
and provides reports to relevant internal and external stakeholders.